Saturday, February 4, 2012

2/4/12 At Lighthouse

Sorry we're late with the reminder today. Mom's been really busy with vet stuff. You folks are doin' GREAT!! Thanks so much for all the votes.
Just go to
Click on the "Shelter Challenge" tab. Then choose Costa Rica for the country and click "search." That should bring up Lighthouse. Click "vote" and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.
Once you have voted, the next time you log onto the vote site there should be a spot just below the search box that says, "This is the shelter you voted for during your last visit." or something similar. All you have to do is click on vote. You won't have to search for Lighthouse anymore.

Six of us went with Dr. Sharon yesterday to the vet university. We had some tests to see what was wrong. Just like Mom promised...the tests didn't hurt and we didn't have to get stuck with any needles or anything.
6 of us had ultrasounds and three of us had ex-rays.
Dr. Sharon says we all need to go on a diet to lose some weight.
Mieko, Milana and Delilah all got ultrasounds and checked out pretty perfect except Delilah maybe has a kidney problem. Dr. Sharon did a blood test and we should hear something about that on Monday.

Andre checked out pretty good too except for the collapsed trachea. His heart looks good!!

Juliettes heart problem has not gotten any worse but Dr. Sharon did prescribe something new since she's been coughing more lately. She says I need to take it too.

Dr. Sharon said my heart looked pretty bad. Mom typed in the report and translated it on google translate. Here it is.
"In longitudinal views are observed atrial and right ventricular chamber of normal appearance, while the cameras have left a slight dilatation. Atrioventricular valves with slight thickening and increased echogenicity. Close deficient mitral valve with mild reflux (determined by color Doppler study). The relationship interventricular septum (IVS) and left ventricular free wall (PLVI) shows slightly increased (by dilatation of the ventricular wall)
In the transverse view, there is a good ventricular contraction, the relationship is observed aorta increased pulmonary artery (Ao: PA) and left atrial enlargement and relation aorta: pulmonary artery (AO: AP) preserved. No alterations observed in semilunar valves (AO and AP)
Degenerative valve disease (with slight dilitacion mainly left atrial chamber)

Mom's pretty upset. She thinks we should all stay healthy forever. We're all sayin' prayers. Y'all please say some too!! And send healing thoughts.

We'll try to send a happier reminder tomorrow!!

Tailwags and thanks for all the votes.

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